NW Quadrant, East of Rock Creek, Architecturally Significant, Federal Government Employees, Historians, Journalists, Radicals, Religious

Edward Everett Hale
(April 3, 1822 – June 10, 1909)

1741 N St. NW, Scott Circle neighborhood, DC.

Hale, a short story author best known for "The Man Without a Country" (1863), and a Unitarian clergyman, founded two magazines, Old and New (later merged with Scribner's Magazine) and Lend a Hand, both dedicated to the advancement of liberal causes: social and educational reform, religious tolerance, and abolitionism. He was the author or editor of over 60 books, which range from fiction to travel writing, sermons, biography, and history.

Hale lived here while serving as chaplain of the U.S. Senate from 1903 to his death in 1909. He was once asked "Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale?" to which he replied, "No, I look at the senators and I pray for the country."


Architect: Samuel C. Edmonston.
Year: 1888.
Built as a single-family home in the Romanesque Revival style, in 1928 the house was converted into an extension of the Tabard Inn.